Jane Fonda credits Jennifer Lopez with resurrecting her career after 15 years without landing a role.
The 84-year-old actress made her claim while discussing her long artistic career as a performer, activist and fitness guru. And, despite her iconic status, Jane said it wasn’t until her role opposite JLo, 53, in the 2005 film ‘Monster-in-Law’ that her career she took a new flight.
Although her critics scoffed at her, Jane surprisingly considered the tape to be the “only smart thing” she had made of her in her career.
Before her, she hadn’t starred in a movie since 1990, when she played the title character in ‘Stanley and Iris’, alongside Robert De Niro.
The two-time Academy Award winner was quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying: “The biggest stroke of luck was getting the part in ‘Monster-in-Law’ at a point in my career when I hadn’t acted in 15 years or more. “It was with Jennifer Lopez and it was a big comeback for me. I was almost 65 when I got this script out of the blue. It was the only smart thing I did in my career. I thought, ‘People are going to see the movie because of JLo, but they’ll rediscover to Fonda’, and so it was.
Following her role alongside Jennifer, the actress landed roles like Nancy Reagan in ‘The Butler’ and Grace Hanson in Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’.
Jane has also said that she feels younger at 84 than she did at 20. She recently admitted that she felt “lost” when she was younger and was “very unhappy, old and didn’t feel like she was going to live long.”
But she has said that she regrets getting a facelift in a battle to reverse the effects of time on her face.
The Hollywood star admitted that she is “not proud” of the operation and that she would not undergo one again: “I had a facelift and stopped doing it because I don’t want to have a distorted look. I’m not proud that I had one. Now, I don’t know if I had to do it again if I would. But I did. I admit it.”